Understanding RAID Systems for Surveillance Storage

A tutorial on RAID data storage architectures, and how they apply to video surveillance


About the author: Jeff Whitney is vice president of marketing at scalable IP storage vendor Intransa. He offers extensive physical and network security knowledge, combined with IT storage expertise developed over twenty years as an industry practitioner, with a successful leadership career spanning Antares Technologies, Amdahl Corporation, HAL Computer, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Spinnaker Networks, Network Appliance, and MaXXan Systems. He is a volunteer to the ASIS International Physical Security Council, and is the primary Intransa representative to the Security Industry Association, while also representing the company to the GreenGrid.org and the Storage Networking Industry's Green Initiative. He can be reached via email for discussion of this article.